Ariana was born in Greendale, WI and received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from ASU. She taught first grade in Tempe and Phoenix for 6 years before leaving to pursue professional running. Ariana worked hard towards her dreams and made the Olympic marathon team in 2016 for Latvia with the help from her coach, family, and teammates.
She is married to her husband, Matt and they have a Black Labrador named Gussie. Ariana and Matt are now expecting their first child after a marathon of struggles. Ariana enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, wine tasting (pre-baby!), traveling, and creating fun culinary dishes. She also teaches Kindergarten full time which keeps her on her toes!
Ariana's favorite races include the Southwest Spine and Sports 15k, Grandma's Marathon, and Twin Cities Marathon. She loves running on the many smooth trails in Phoenix and Northern Arizona.
Ariana quit the high school track team three weeks in because she hated running!
Remain healthy and have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. She looks forward to working back to fast after Baby Hilborn is born in June!
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5K Roads – 16:59 (04/12)
10K Roads – 34:53 (11/11)
10 Mile – 57:56 (10/12)
15k-- 52:43 (01/14)
25k- 1:32:37 (05/11)
1/2 Marathon – 1:14:22 (01/14)
Marathon – 2:35:20 (10/14)
Tucson Half Marathon 2013- 1:15:47 1st place
Big Sur Half Marathon 2013- 1:16:27 6th place
Boston Marathon 2013- 2:42:00 6th American
Olympic Trials Marathon 2012- 2:37:37 29th place
Grandma's Marathon 2012- 2:40:03 6th place
San Diego Rock and Roll Half Marathon 2012 1:15:32 2nd place
OC Half Marathon 2012 1:15:51 1st place
2012 Carlsbad 5000 16:59 1st place age group 30-39
Hollywood Half Marathon 2012 1:17:03 3rd place
Phoenix 10k 2011 34:53 1st place
Cow Harbor 10k 35:13 8th place
America's Finest City Half Marathon 2011 1:17:27- 2nd place
Grandma's Marathon 2011- 2:37:28 10th place, 2012 Olympic Trials 'A' Standard
PF Chang's Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon 2011 2:45:35 5th place, Olympic Trials ‘B’ Standard
2014 US Half Marathon Championships 1:14:22 - 19th place
2014 Nordea Riga Marathon 2:40:22 - 2nd place
2014 USATF Marathon Championships 2:35:20 - 4th Place, 2016 Olympic Trials 'A' Standard